Thursday, February 14, 2019

My Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Lately, I have been obsessing over capsule wardrobes. I've followed all the popular minimalist blogs (like Caroline Joy and Allie Casazza) and been pinning things for years. I even tried to do the #Fall10x10 challenge on Instagram.

I discovered an app called Cladwell, where you can put in pictures of the things in your closet, make mini capsules and it makes outfits for you. Pretty much Cher's closet from Clueless, which is a dream come true.

 I love clothes and shopping, but I have a bad habit of buying multiples of the same thing. Since this fall, I have spent way too much time on this app and creating capsules. I finally created a capsule that I plan to use for an actual season. I'm not an expert, and this is my first actual try at a capsule, but I can say that I'm excited to simplify and look super cute!


I'll link everything I can below. 

3. striped tee (old from Target)
6. graphic tee
8. graphic tee
9. long sleeve tee
15. blazer (old from Modcloth)
17. Levi's denim shorts
22. Levi's wedgie jeans
28. Slip on Vans
29. Converse
31. Seychelles Mules
35. Sandals

What are your thoughts on a capsule wardrobe? Do you have an experience using a capsule wardrobe? xx

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Galentine's Day!

I absolutely loved Parks and Rec (I should probably rewatch it soon!), and I love the idea of Galentine's Day. Here are a few of my favorite handmade Galentine's Day related goodies.

This amazing card from Drunk Girl Designs

Temporary tattoos from Loud Mouth Ink.

Galentine's Day candle made by From The Page.


I hope you have to best Galentine's/Valentine's Day! I have plans to go to a Villaintines Geek Girl Brunch this weekend. I can't figure out who my favorite villain is?! Who is your favorite villain? xx

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Being Productive

With the new year always comes goals and resolutions (yes I know it's already February). I used to do the One Word for the year thing that I never thought of again and pick resolutions I never kept. I decided to keep it simple and challenge myself this year. A fellow illustrator (Anke Weckmann) started a goal of 100 Days of Productivity to hold herself accountable. She has some really fun printables for you to use too!


I also started using the DONE app. Which is simple and easily customized. Right now I have it set up to remind me to draw, do yoga, declutter something, and do my French lessons with my daughter daily. If I have a tracker with a streak involved it makes me competitive and not want to mess up my streak. Genius! (The app DUOLINGO that we use for French has a streak tracker too!)

Something else that helps me stay on track is calendars and planners. This month I am really focusing on some self care and yoga practice. Taking the time for myself and keeping that little promise to myself has been very important, especially as a busy mom. I'm really enjoying Yoga with Adriene.

Let me know if you have any fun ways to stay on track with your goals and being productive.

Stay Cute xx

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Open for Business


Late at night when I should be sleeping, I have been working on getting my Etsy shop reopened (all from my phone >_<). Right now there are some limited edition geeky hand painted heart ornaments, fabric samples and cards. I'm working on the logistics of selling fabric by the yard and trying to gauge interest in it.

I have plans to bring back some stickers, but they will probably be hand cut (and very limited in quantity)  until I can get my software up and running for my cutting machine.

I have already been working on new fabric designs and I'm super excited about them! You can find my current fabric designs here.

If you're in the market for a geeky gift, then check out my Society6 for mugs, phone cases, and almost anything you can imagine.

Thanks for all the support and patience as I get things up and running again.

Stay Cute! xx

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Welcome Back



It's been well over a year since I've been in this space. Sometimes life happens and that's okay. With Riley being a year old and homeschooling Amelia, I've had little time to even think about Hello Quirky. I made it one of my goals for this New Year to make time for myself and my art, so here we are.

Truthfully, I've had a hard time getting restarted. Before Christmas I was told of another act of art theft of one of my most popular designs along with Spoonflower repeatedly removing my popular designs. This led to me pausing my Instagram account just to get away from the negative feelings and tons of DM's about when I was going to put the designs back up...I still haven't looked at Instagram since then, and I don't miss it. I deleted my Twitter and pretty much ignored my Facebook Business page. Right now Facebook is the only social media I've been active on.



Now I'm trying to figure out where to go from here???? I plan to focus on my fabric designs, but not anything fandom related. It was suggested that I try and sell my popular designs privately. I'm trying to work on the logistics of this and I have a poll on my Facebook page to see if there is still an interest.




I have a few ornaments left over from Christmas that I plan to list in my shop and I have dreams of making stickers again. I also have my sight set on regularly blogging again. So please stick around and follow me on Facebook for any updates.

Stay Cute! xo

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ornaments

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I've been bingeing Hallmark Christmas movies and painting kawaii character ornaments. This is a tradition I've been doing for a few years now, and something I always look forward to.


These ornaments are hand painted, so each is one of a kind even if it's the same character. Supplies are limited, but I am trying to do as many as I'm able before I close up shop for the holidays (which will probably be around the beginning of December. Keep an eye out for an official date.).

I've been taking your suggestions on characters you would like to see. So far this year I've made a few Harry Potters (always a favorite that sells out fast!), Ron, Hermione, Luna, Castiel, 10th Doctor, and Leia.

I don't take actual custom requests for these, but please let me know if there is something you would like to see and I will try my best.


The first batch of ornaments will be available for purchase this Friday, November 10th at 10am CST in my Etsy shop.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Inktober Supplies

It's the most wonderful time of the year....FALL! Sunday is October 1st, which means it's time for Inktober. If you don't know what Inktober is, it's a 31 day drawing challenge. You can find out more information here.

I thought I would share my supplies (with links!) and a few prompt lists I've been thinking about using. 



Last year I didn't have a theme and did Mab Graves Drawlloween Prompt list. I was excited because I got more than half way through the challenge, which is pretty awesome for me. This year my goal is to finish the challenge and I picked a theme: witches (since I really love Halloween). 


Sam at Raicodoll just released this witchy prompt list that I thought I would try.


I felt like this one from Mossery was vague enough that you could use it with any theme.

Are you participating in Inktober? What prompt list or theme are you going with?